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Proverbs 7

NLT 1 Follow my advice, my son; always treasure my commands. NIV 1 My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you. NLT 2 Obey them and live! Guard my teachings as your most precious possession. NIV 2 Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. NLT 3 Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. NIV 3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. NLT 4 Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family. NIV 4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your kinsman; NLT 5 Let them hold you back from an affair with an immoral woman, from listening to the flattery of an adulterous woman. NIV 5 they will keep you from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words. NLT 6 I was looking out the window of my house one day NIV 6 At the window of my house I looked out through the lattice. NLT 7 and saw a simpleminded young man who lacked common sense. NIV 7 I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment. NLT 8 He was crossing the street near the house of an immoral woman. He was strolling down the path by her house NIV 8 He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house NLT 9 at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in. NIV 9 at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in. NLT 10 The woman approached him, dressed seductively and sly of heart. NIV 10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent. NLT 11 She was the brash, rebellious type who never stays at home. NIV 11 (She is loud and defiant, her feet never stay at home; NLT 12 She is often seen in the streets and markets, soliciting at every corner. NIV 12 now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.) NLT 13 She threw her arms around him and kissed him, and with a brazen look she said, NIV 13 She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said: NLT 14 "I've offered my sacrifices and just finished my vows. NIV 14 "I have fellowship offerings at home; today I fulfilled my vows. NLT 15 It's you I was looking for! I came out to find you, and here you are! NIV 15 So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you! NLT 16 My bed is spread with colored sheets of finest linen imported from Egypt. NIV 16 I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt. NLT 17 I've perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. NIV 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. NLT 18 Come, let's drink our fill of love until morning. Let's enjoy each other's caresses, NIV 18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love! NLT 19 for my husband is not home. He's away on a long trip. NIV 19 My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey. NLT 20 He has taken a wallet full of money with him, and he won't return until later in the month." NIV 20 He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon." NLT 21 So she seduced him with her pretty speech. With her flattery she enticed him. NIV 21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk. NLT 22 He followed her at once, like an ox going to the slaughter or like a trapped stag, NIV 22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose NLT 23 awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart. He was like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost him his life. NIV 23 till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life. NLT 24 Listen to me, my sons, and pay attention to my words. NIV 24 Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. NLT 25 Don't let your hearts stray away toward her. Don't wander down her wayward path. NIV 25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths. NLT 26 For she has been the ruin of many; numerous men have been her victims. NIV 26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. NLT 27 Her house is the road to the grave. Her bedroom is the den of death. NIV 27 Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.